Changing Lives. Changing the World.


Embracing the example of Jesus, we welcome you here with hearts
that know no boundaries of age, race, gender, ethnicity,
sexual orientation, ability, or economic circumstance. 

Church is not cancelled!

As Christ followers we care for one another, our communities, and the world. While we are staying home and staying safe, we are continuing to worship, connect, and care online. Our Sunday worship services are live streamed and archived. Existing Journey Groups (adult small groups) are continuing to meet and new ones are forming. Youth and Young Adults are meeting online and faith formation resources are being provided for children and families. In addition, Amplify Media is now available, providing members and friends access to digital faith formation resources for all ages.

Support UMCOR in their Disaster Response

UMCOR and its partners are responding to disasters in the United States every day. Please join us in prayer for the affected areas and consider giving to UMCOR U.S. Disaster Response to support these efforts. Currently, UMCOR is responding to many disasters including…..

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Outdoor Worship

9:30 on the Front Lawn

Grab your lawn chair and mask and join us on the front lawn at Birmingham First for our weekly outdoor worship service. There will be music, an inspiring message, and more! 

Weather AlertA notice will be posted on the church website on Sundays at 8:00 a.m. if the service will be canceled due to the weather.

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Livestream Service Times

Worship in the Sanctuary – 9:30 a.m. Sunday

Worship in the Christian Life Center – 9:30 a.m. Sunday

Berkley First Worship – 10:00 Sunday

Join us for an online coffee hour after worship on Sundays

Click Here to join at 10 a.m. on Sunday

Meeting ID: 842 7804 6519


The State of Michigan is taking a phased approach (called the MI Safe Start Plan) to reopening as we recover from the COVID-19 crisis. Our Birmingham and Berkley First COVID-19 Response Team…. 

We invite you to participate in our small groups that are meeting online. 

You can now submit prayer requests online. We also offer many devotion resources.

We provide parent resources, Sunday School, and Preschool to 5th-grade worship.

Do you need help? Are you available to help? Let us know how you would like to help.

What's New

Join Rev. Elbert Dulworth for Discover First, a one session class that will provide you with the knowledge, resources and relationships needed to take your next steps at Birmingham First and Berkley First. The session will be relaxed and informative as you learn more about The United Methodist Church and Birmingham and Berkley First. The...
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Discipleship Journey 101

Discipleship Journey 101 God is calling you to take the next step toward becoming like Jesus. Utilizing the Discipleship Pathway Tool, spiritual gifts inventory, scripture and prayer, individuals will discover where they are on their discipleship journey. Together we will move towards a deeper relationship with God. Facilitated by Pastor Rachael Dunlap. Sundays, October 4...
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Haiti Mission Team – 2020 in Review

Political unrest and COVID have prevented the Haiti Mission Team from visiting Jeremie this year. But the team has continued most of its usual work through its loyal and industrious ground team! Watch the video to see all that they have done…..
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Thank You Pastor Shawn

Earlier this month, the Rev. Shawn Lewis-Lakin, our Senior Associate Pastor, requested a change to his position among us at Birmingham and Berkley First. This past week, Bishop David Bard of the Michigan Conference of the United Methodist Church agreed to Pastor Shawn’s change of status from senior associate pastor (3/4 time) to associate pastor...
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Drive-Thru Bible Sunday

Kindergarten and 3rd Grade students are invited to receive their bibles on Sunday, October 25 from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. on the plaza. Families are encouraged to attend morning worship service and then drive by the main entrance to pick up a bible from the staff on the plaza. Kindergarten and 3rd Grade Bible Presentation...
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Pumpkin Patch

One THOUSAND pumpkins! That’s right, approximately 1,000 pumpkins, that’s half of an 18-wheeler worth of pumpkins, will be available for purchase with proceeds benefiting three local organizations. Sign up to volunteer today!
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Sock It To Me September

The NOAH Project in Detroit is one of our mission partners, and we hope you will help us support their annual Sock It To Me September sock drive. Our youth are being challenged to collect 1500 pairs of socks—let’s see if the congregation can beat that total! Please donate only NEW adult men’s crew-length socks...
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“From Grief to New Hope”

Grieving after the death of a loved one?  “From Grief to New Hope” is a workshop available to anyone who is grieving. Each session includes a speaker who shares their own experiences and journey through the grieving process. Participants are placed into small groups according to their loss (i.e. spouse, parent, child, etc.) and given...
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CROP Walk  – CROP Walk  – Last Call Sunday, September 27 at 1:30 p.m. We need more walkers – 3 choices on how to participate. Birmingham First was in the lead but The Kirk just pulled ahead of us! Let’s get the shoe back! The team name is First United Methodist and Team Captain is Bob Feldmaier. Please contact...
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